Swap-bot Time: June 9, 2023 6:34 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: June 8, 2023
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 66, have been married for 38 years and I'm mom to 2 grown kids, who are still my "babies". I've been pen-palling and swapping all my life and love it!

I love to travel and I'm happy to meet people via snail mail, online and on social!

I live in Virginia, on the east coast of the US...we're 2 hours inland from the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours south of Washington, DC, and 2 hours east of the mountains.

I sell software and digital signage for VISIX, and I'm a YOUNG LIVING distributor. I'm passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!

I'm also excited to be a part of a new internet radio station THE BREEZE. I host the mid-day shift, 11A-3P Eastern time and intive you to check it out. You can listen right on the website.

In case you're wondering...My name is pronounced the same way as 'what you sign when you rent an apartment': A-LEASE. Now you know 😁 us

Things I love

I ❤️ Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

Favorite colors: Ocean hues, Jewel tones or Pastels - Bright or soft.

ATC's, Postcards, Pretty stationery.

Anything wine-themed or coffee-themed!

Dogs & puppies, sloths, kittens, pandas, giraffes, owls, deer, eagles, sea life, birds and butterflies.

Handmade things with extra love!

Motivational or cute sayings, stickers, ephemera, stationery, planner and scrapbook supplies, journal supplies, Washi tape.

Papyrus, Rifle Paper Company, Lantern Press, Mary Englebreit, Suzy's Zoo, Hallmark, Dayspring, Punch Studio, Anna Griffin, Current, Life is Good.

I swap Friendship Books, Sticker books and Slams. I prefer "High Quality" or "Nice & Neat" FBs -- No sloppy books with jagged edges please. No label bags, lyrics, FSS, etc.. Thanks for sending nice books - I will do the same!

Other Interests: Scrabble, business networking, computer-geek stuff and photography. I spend way too much time on social media! Look me up!


I ❤️ postcards!

**Beaches and tropical scenes

**The Northern Lights

**Hot-air balloons


**Rock-climbing and hiking

**Lantern Press cards


**Typography and Graphic Design

**Pretty churches, castles and historic buildings

**Children playing


**City skylines

**Handmade art cards welcome

Not a fan of vintage postcards, unless they're from Hawaii.

Favorite Television

This Is Us, New Amsterdam, A Million Little Things, The Rookie, Mrs. Maisel, Call The Midwife, Gray's Anatomy, Chicago Fire/Med, Hawaii 5-0, Shark Tank, Catfish, all the HGTV stuff and House Hunters or Buying Hawaii/Hawaii Life. And, don't ask why, but Married at First Sight, The Bachelor and Bachelorette too.


Please note - I'm very sensitive to cigarette smells, so please don't send swaps that have a strong odor.

Kiddie, reward or tiny stickers, poor quality notecards, dark-themed or evil things, out-of-season holiday items, candy or snacks. I don't do Halloween, but I love Fall and Thanksgiving.

Not a fan of the "Silent 5"!

The Golden Rule

Please rate promptly - I promise to do the same!

When I host swaps, I promise to angel any not received. I check profiles and swapping history, as well as rating consistency before assigning partners.

Good communication is key. If you're going to miss a deadline, let me know. I prefer quality over quantity and believe in accountability. If you don't receive something from me, or if you have a question about a swap I host or participate in, please PM or email me.

Overall, I'm easy to please and almost always enjoy and appreciate everything my swap partners share!


Aseret25 rated for SCATTS - C - ROUND 12 - US ONLY on Jun 8, 2023
Comment: Would you believe that we didn't have ANY duplicate answers?? :) Thanks as always for hosting this swap series - it's so much fun!
Response: That's funny - but seems like there were lots of options for "C" :) I'm so glad you enjoy the series and thanks for the kind words and heart!
LaureAndLucky rated for 10 Writing Prompts Swap on Jun 8, 2023
Comment: I LOVED reading your letter, it wasn't boring at all ! And I believe we do have a lot of things in common, except, I never watch TV and I loooove politic way too much. In France we don't really have the American reality shows, but they do try to make their own version of it all the time. Yes I would come with you to Hawaii, it really sounds like heaven on earth ! Have a wonderful day and a great summer ! Best wishes ! ps : And Thank you for the 3 generations weddings, I love the concept of it and I love the differences (not so different) between you 3 !
Response: So glad you enjoyed my swap, and thank you very much for the kind words and the heart. Means a lot to me, and I hope we can swap again soon. Thanks!
Comment: Hello Ilsyse! I received your Chicago PC today and Wow, what a big city it is! I never realized just how big it was, until now anyway. I don't going into big cities and shopping. But I'm a total Country girl through & through. 😄 Anyway, Thanks so much for the PC and for your prompt. of Non-tech things. I certainly agree with you on the indoor plumbing, books, and scissors. I couldn't ever live without those 3 things either! No way! You say you're spoiled. Well, So am I, ha! If we (my hubby & I) ever go camping, I always make sure I pack books enough for however many days and take our small port-a potty with us, ha! Anyhow, Thanks so much for your great answers! Love them!
Response: I'm impressed that you go camping! Thanks for the kind words and for the heart. Mostly, thanks for being part of the series and always sending and rating promptly ❤️
cherlita rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 7, 2023
Comment: Lovely pictures! Your grand-niece is so cute and you look happy :)
Response: Thank you so much, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card - thank you.Thanks for the 3 facts about school. How cool that you are still friends with Jackie! I remember the Ed Sullivan show and Lawrence Welk! And .... back when candy was affordable (sigh). Those were the days.
Response: So glad you liked the card and my facts - Yes, those were the days!
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS - W - ROUND 11 - US ONLY on Jun 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Wright Brothers card and your answers. Walk is one of my self-care, too!
Response: Thanks a bunch :) and thanks for the heart too.
kristyrogers rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 3, 2023
Comment: Awesome photos!
Response: Thanks :)
Comment: yeah guilty I said banana too.... but I also had the same TION... Beautification as you did. thanks for the boston terrier card too. 6/2
Response: sweet! I'm always tickled to see what everyone else comes up with :) Thanks for the heart!
jessiedau rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #3 - US on May 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks Ilyse for the nice postcard with your lists! I love making scrapbooks and ATC's also! I've never tried the gelli printing but hope to soon!
Response: Thanks so much - glad you liked the card. Gelli prints are fun, but I have a lot to learn :) Thanks for the heart too.
Comment: I love the cat postcard (⭒•͈ 𓎺 •͈ ) Thank you for hosting! I think you knowing how to get backstage at any concert is really helpful (*^ワ^*)
Response: Glad you liked the card and thanks for the nice comments. And for the heart, of course!
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #115 on May 26, 2023
Comment: Arrived safe and sound, thanks!
Response: Great :) Thanks for letting me know, and for hosting these swaps. They're a lot of fun!
Aseret25 rated for SCATTS - A - ROUND 12 - US ONLY on May 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the postcard - we had NONE of the same answers! I love this swap series, thanks so much for hosting!!
Response: I'm always surprized how seldom I match answers week to week. LOL - Thanks for the kind words and for being part of the series, and of course, for the heart!
cookies37 rated for PC ME #12 on May 24, 2023
Comment: Hi from O~Hi~O Thanks so much for postcard with the cute stickers. Yes, Virginia is a beautiful state, I've been through there several times ~ gorgeous! take care & happy swapping ~ Judy
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card and thanks for the heart!
e2java rated for CPG May 2023 Senders Choice PC - US on May 24, 2023
Comment: I loved this so much - three generations in the same wedding dress. Thank you for sharing this sweet PC.
Response: Glad to share the special card with you, and glad that you enjoyed it too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding these PCs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks Diane - glad you received it so quickly and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. You have picked great sights. Would be happy to see them all. The Boathouse restaurant looks so nice and the food looks yummy. I love being near water, no metter if it is a lake, river or the sea.
Response: Come by anytime! Wouldn't that be fun?!
kishna rated for ♻️Destash postcards #4 on May 21, 2023
Comment: Love the cards! TY!
Response: Glad to see you back, and hope things are going OK. Thank you for rating, and for the heart.
cindygroet rated for ESG: In my area - 3 sights to see on May 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for taking me on a tour on your town. If I would be there, visiting the boathouse seems like a great idea.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the visit, and there really is so much to do for a relatively small town. And thank you for the heart!
Catt007 rated for SPCP: Scavenger Hunt 2023 #2 on May 19, 2023
Comment: Hi, Sorry for the slow rating, I missed the first email somehow. Lovely photos. thank you. 😺
Response: Glad it came through this time and thank you for the nice comment and heart!
myancey rated for SCATTS - X/Y/Z - ROUND 11 - US ONLY on May 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you ilyse! I love the colors and I love the pc
Response: You’re welcome, Mindy, and thank you for the heart. Looking forward to round 12!

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yvonne401 on May 29, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 13, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a happy, fun and safe Mother's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 9, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Easter Sunday!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Lilyhax on Mar 31, 2023:

ESG Spring Profile Bling Lilyhax cherryblossom

KSENiA on Mar 25, 2023:

ESG: Spring Profile Bling

Happy Spring!

spacefoxsupreme on Mar 25, 2023:

Thank you for angeling the ESG: My favourite photo - February swap! I love the drawing you made on Procreate, and the dog pictures!

yvonne401 on Mar 20, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mysmashbooklife on Mar 20, 2023:

Hi! This is for the swap: ESG: Spring Profile Bling I really hope your spring is filled with wonderful colors and baby animals!

Halloween Halloween

yvonne401 on Mar 17, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 13, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Hope you have a fun and safe Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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